Founder and senior CEO of the Architecture Studio GONÇALO BYRNE Arquitectos, Lda, which gathers a vast group of professionals in a cross-disciplinary team, with distinguished levels of expertise in architectural and urban design practices and research. Diversified in terms of scope, scale and brief, recent work ranges from urban design and master planning to public space and building design, project management, development and sustainable design. For the last 35 years Gonçalo Byrne’s work has been internationally recognized, prized and exhibited for accolades on projects in Algeria, Austria, Belgium, China, Italy, Lebanon, Portugal, Madeira and Azores, Qatar and Switzerland. He carries an Honorary Degree from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon and from the Faculty of Architecture of Alghero, Italy, and received, among many others, the prize A.I.C.A. / S.E.C. for the extension of his work and the Gold Medal of the French Academy of Architecture. Has a teaching career primarily as a visiting professor in several universities, including those in Coimbra, Viseu, Lausanne, Venice, Mendrisio, Leuven, Harvard and Pamplona and ISCTE.